November 1, 2011: General News
Progress Report on University's Strategic Plan
String Orchestra to Perform Friday
Co-author of ‘Why Nations Fail’ to Speak Nov. 9
Award-winning Journalist to Speak at Scranton’s Diversity Fair
Scranton Joins Jesuit Institutions to Learn, Pray and Advocate for Justice
Ranger Challenge Team Participates in Competition
Film Festival Exposes Rebellion Behind Iron Curtain
An East German Film Festival at The University of Scranton will give local audiences a rare glimpse into life in the German Democratic Republic before the fall of the Berlin Wall. This year’s festival features three films from a series titled “Rebels with a Cause,” which was screened in 2005 at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City.
In its fifth year, the festival, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. All films will be shown with English subtitles. To view the full release, click here.
Educational Fair on Feminism Nov. 8
Blessing of the Books Project Returns
Jewish POW in Nazi Germany to Lecture Nov. 10
The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute of The University of Scranton will present “From American Soldier to Nazi Slave Laborer” at The University of Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 509 of Brennan Hall on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. To read the full release, click here.
Feast of All Saints Liturgy Schedule
Mass of Remembrance Set for Nov. 10
As part of the Nov. 10 Mass, there will be a ritual reading of the names of those who have died since this time last year. If you have lost a loved one during the past year and would like their name included during the Mass, please email Amy Hoegen at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, the name of the deceased and your relationship to them, as well as if you plan on attending the Mass of Remembrance. Please contact University Ministries at 570-941-7419 with any additional questions.
SIFE Hosts Successful October Events
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) wore pink and rallied on the Dionne Campus Green on Oct. 6 to promote breast cancer awareness. SIFE gave out pink cupcakes and informational material to educate an untapped audience – college students – about the importance of early detection. SIFE also presented a $1,075 check, raised through donations, to the Susan G. Komen-For the Cure Foundation. Dolly Woody, executive director of KOMEN-NEPA, accepted the check on behalf of the organization.
On Oct. 27, SIFE and the Small Business Development Center hosted the Youth Leadership Series. At the workshop, 38 seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in hands-on activities that focused on leadership, team-building and problem solving. SIFE and SBDC will also host the Youth Entrepreneurship Series on Tuesday, Nov. 1. This workshop will teach 9-11th graders from Forest City Regional High School how to start their own businesses. The students will learn how to create mission statements, business plans, marketing campaigns and advertisements.
For more information, contact Francesca Marzullo at email@example.com.
The University of Scranton Students in Free Enterprise presented a $1,075 check, raised from donations and fundraising initiatives, to Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. SIFE and University students wore pink and rallied to raise awareness about early detection at the “Thinking Pink Rally” on Thursday, Oct. 6. Pictured (from left) are: John McMenamin ’12 “Thinking Pink” project manager, Dolly Woody, executive director of Susan G. Komen - Northeastern Pennsylvania; and Holli Bott ’13, “Thinking Pink” project manager. Photo credit: Jessica Talarick ’12.
IT Matters Fall 2011 Edition Released
Adopt an Angel/Giving Tree Programs
Here’s how it works
ADOPT AN ANGEL: Purchase toys and clothing for a child in need from our local community. Names, sizes and wishes are provided. Spend about $100. Gifts are due, unwrapped, to the Community Outreach Office by Wednesday, Dec. 7. Please include a roll of wrapping paper and tape. Be sure to include batteries if your items require them. Put the child’s name and assigned number on each item please.
GIVING TREE: Our tree will be on the second floor of the DeNaples Center by Friday, Nov. 11. Take an ornament for a boy or girl, age 0-teens, and purchase a gift of your choice for a value of about $25. Return, unwrapped, to the Community Outreach Office, by Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Contact Ellen Judge at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 28, to have your angel info sent to you by e-mail! If you are also interested in helping us deliver gifts, please email email@example.com. Delivery dates TBA but will most likely be finals week.
This year, most of our children are from area Headstart preschool programs. They must meet federal poverty standards to attend this program. A family of four can make no more than $22,350. Other programs that will benefit from our holiday programs are Friends of the Poor, United Neighborhood Centers and area group foster homes.
Library Game Night Set for Nov. 7
Flu Clinic Set for Monday, Nov. 7
League of Women Voters Announces Upcoming Debates
The league is pleased to announce our new Online Voter Guide available at www.lwvlackawanna.org and through VOTE411.org. This new service is provided free of charge to candidates through a collaboration with LWVUS and our local League of Women Voters. Included in the inaugural guide are all candidates for Lackawanna County offices and for Scranton City races where more than one candidate will appear on the ballot.
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information. An important component of VOTE411.org is the polling place locator, which enables users to type in their address and retrieve the poll location for the voting precinct in which that address is located. The League has found that this is among the most sought after information in the immediate days leading up to, and on, Election Day.
Players Present "The Clean House"
The University of Scranton Players will present "The Clean House," by Sarah Ruhl, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. in the McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts. The production features Sarah Neitz as Lane; Vanessa Revlas as Matilde; Catherine Fischer as Virginia; Camille Reinecke as Ana; and Joe McGurl as Charles. McGurl, Reinecke, as well as Jim Shygelski (stage manager) and Bernadette Mick (assistant stage manager) are from the greater Scranton area.
Tickets are available by reservation, or may be purchased at the box office located on the first floor of the McDade Center, next to the Royal Theater, at any time on the night of the performance. For more information about the University Players or "The Clean House," contact the Players Box Office at 570-941-4318, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thescrantonplayers.com.
Memorial Run/Walk Scheduled in November
Upcoming Community Events
Check out this week’s downtown and Scranton area events posted on the Community Relations website. Don’t miss First Friday in downtown Scranton this Friday, Nov. 4, featuring Men and Women for Octaves, the Royale Harmony Singers and the Hope Horn Gallery’s “Sherwin Series” exhibit. You can also like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Scranton happenings. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 941-4419.
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